Monday, March 28, 2011

Pro D in NYC: Sarah & Andrea's epic adventure (Post 11 - Sarah Lochhead)

It has been a week since returning from the big apple and I have to admit it has been hard to adjust. In the average day, how much time do you have to devote to your passion? How much time do you have to reflect and draw connections between the various things you have experienced? I'm realizing the answers to these questions for me is - not enough.

Today I felt particularly run down from the 'daily grind' and a little misunderstood. I guess on days like this, you just have to pause .... and breathe ....

My core beliefs and experiences as an artist may not always fit with popular opinion or fad (I realize Limón-based contemporary dance is a specialized niche) but I have to trust that if I stay the course, the patience and thoughtfulness I pour into my work will shine through.

In his book Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art, Stephen Nacmanovitch writes, "In life as in a Zen koan, we create by shifting our perspective to the point at which interruptions are the answer."

... a starting point at least to look at my day in it's entirety and embrace interruptions, bumps and hurdles as opportunities.

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